Four tiny little Four-Striped Grass Mice have been saved and are being raised by the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital for release into the wild.


Johannesburg, South Africa (29 April 2022) – Four tiny Four-Striped Grass Mice are currently being cared for by the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital after they were dropped off at the Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital at Onderstepoort.

The mice are very young still and require a bit of hands-on care, but soon they will be able to fend for themselves and will be released somewhere safe and to their liking.

They thrive in habitats throughout Africa, which could be anything from savannas, shrublands, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, hot deserts, arable land, rural gardens, and urban areas.

They live on seeds and grasses and are not particularly threatened, so these four can go on to live very full lives in the wild.

“TEENY STRIPES: Four, Four-striped grass mice (Rhabdomys pumilio) were transferred to our hospital from the Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital, Onderstepoort. Their eyes had just started to open and the delightful quartet are doing really well. Initially, carefully syringe fed, they are now lapping a special milk formula on their own, and dabbling in grasses and seeds.

We treat indigenous animals free of charge, relying solely on the donations and support of our community.”

There are several ways that people can help. JWVH accept donations here or see their full wishlist here. An easy way to get involved is to also nominate them on your MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet rewards card, which you can do so here. Or via direct bank transfer, see their banking details below.


Johannesburg Wildlife NPC
FNB Cheque account
Account nr: 62658400264
Branch code: 255355
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ

Sources: JWVH / EWT
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